Huddersfield Royal Infirmary
I will fight against the closure of HRI Accident & Emergency Unit
I am totally opposed to the proposals to close the A&E department at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary. This, along with the proposal to downgrade the A&E department at Dewsbury and District Hospital, will leave the population of Kirklees without full emergency care facilities and that is simply unacceptable.
I will be meeting with North Kirklees and Greater Huddersfield CCGs to discuss these issues and to ask that these proposals are reconsidered. I have also had a meeting with all the MPs whose constituencies will be affected by these proposals and we are looking at a joint campaign to lobby the government to step in and take action on this issue.
I will not be lying down on this issue and I will use every route possible to put a stop to these ill thought out and, quite frankly, dangerous plans.